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The Golden Larches

Balquhidder Station | Lochearnhead, Balquhidder, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park FK19 8NX, Scotland
+44 1567 830262
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good22%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“steak pie” (6 reviews)
“patties” (4 reviews)
“soup” (9 reviews)
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British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Balquhidder Station | Lochearnhead, Balquhidder, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park FK19 8NX, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to this place for breakfast twice and it was very nice food. Must try the lamb chops and Scottish breakfast. The price was reasonable and the location was great. Please note that they close early so don't plan for any dinner. The service...More

Thank rakeshpanigrahi
Alistair_and_Alida, Owner at The Golden Larches, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review. It was great to see you on both days. I think it was the Lamb Shank you had for breakfast. You are right, they are delicious. Our opening times vary throughout the week and through the year so keep an...More

Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

So much attention to detail goes into this place! Apart from fabulous spacious room with huge, comfy bed and equally spacious and top notch power shower bathroom en suite, there is always a willingness to go the extra mile. I had asked for fresh milk...More

2  Thank 769shenam
Reviewed 18 January 2018

The staff were very welcoming and even though we only had bowls of soup it was served with the same friendly way as others that were having a more substantial lunch, well done girls and if passing that way again will definitely stop off here

1  Thank lilibet1953
Reviewed 10 January 2018

My wife and I stopped here on Saturday afternoon (6th Jan) for our lunch. I had the Carrot and coriander which was very tasty, my wife enjoyed her delicious cheesy chips and ginger cake and custard. It was lovely sitting in front of the fire...More

1  Thank alfie50
Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

I visited the Golden Larches on New Years Day wirh my family while staying in a cottage on holiday in Balquidder Station. The food and service were excellent and it was very reasonably priced. Would definitely recommend and will return when back in the area.

1  Thank Sharon C
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

Yesterday was our 3rd visit to the Golden Larches and yet again we were delighted with the quality of food and service. The restaurant is family- run and clearly they put their whole heart into making sure that the business has this cosy, friendly feel...More

1  Thank Agnieszka F
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Stopped off on a gloomy night for quick bite and ended up having a three course meal. Everything was so fresh and delicious. Staff couldn't be any more helpful and made the whole experience all the nicer. Would definitely come back!

Thank kpaltrow80
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Great service, great food & hearty portions and very reasonably priced. Have been popping into this restaurant over the past 4 year and can’t fault the place. We popped in on Sunday and had the steak pie and the fish & chips followed by sicky...More

1  Thank arransumm3r
Reviewed 9 October 2017

We had Fish and chips, x 2. It was half the normal size and was obviously out of a packet, tough horrible 1960's school dinner. Where did all the dinner ladies go after Jamie Oliver? One must be working here. £ 24. The young girl...More

3  Thank Haggis E
Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

We are staying locally and decided to pop in for dinner on Saturday. It looked quite with only one car in the carpark, usually a worrying sign. However once in doubts where pushed aside. There was only one other table in but they stop food...More

Thank bunny5770
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Questions & Answers
Janet Y
29 April 2016|
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Response from The_GoldenLarches | Property representative |
Hi Janet, We do not do High Teas. We prepare a wide selection of meals and have cakes and scone. We just don't combine the two as a high tea. Thanks for your question, Alistair
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$26
Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Balquhidder Station | Lochearnhead, Balquhidder, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park FK19 8NX, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park  >  Balquhidder
  • Phone Number: +44 1567 830262
  • E-mail
The Golden Larches is a privately owned restaurant/coffee shop with rooms which lies within the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National park, on the A84 tourist route between Stirling and Lochearnhead.In this stunning location, the Golden Larches proprietors, Alistair and Alida Buchan and all their staff offer personal attention to service in a relaxed, informal atmosphere. With comfortable rooms and some of the best Scottish food available, we will ensure that you have a memorable visit.The Golden Larches at Balquihidder Station is the perfect location to unwind and explore the outstanding natural beauty of Scotland. Visit us and enjoy the warm friendly service and modern comforts of thisrestaurant with rooms. Our bedrooms are all individually decorated and have en-suite facilities and our cosy restaurant is ideal after a hard day of walking, shooting, fishing, golfing, cycling, bird watching, motorcycling or just relaxing.We look forward to welcoming you to the Golden Larches
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